October 1, 2019

Choose a Crane Operator with Experience, Job Knowledge & Safety Training for Your Overhead Powerline Construction Project

Did you know that power lines are a top cause of electrical fatality? According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), overhead powerlines caused 36% of all electric-related fatalities in the workplace between 2011 and 2017. The lion’s share of these fatalities occurred as a result of little to no electrical safety training.

Overhead power lines present risks and hazards that can lead to property damage, serious injury, or worse— but what does this mean for your construction project?

When the time comes to choose an operator for any project involving overhead power lines, it’s crucial to choose an operator with job knowledge, job experience, and extensive safety training.

As a crane and rigging company servicing Long Island, the five boroughs, New Jersey and the greater NY area for over 20 years, we know a thing or two about the difference experience makes; especially when it comes to operating a crane under or near overhead power lines. The formula for a successful overhead power line construction project is simple:

Experience + Job Knowledge + Safety Training Equals:

  • Decreased risk of injury
  • Decreased risk of property damage
  • Increased project efficiency & time savings
  • Increased monetary savings
  • Greater peace of mind

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When you choose a crane and rigging company with operators that value extensive safety training and maintain a robust resume of overhead power line project experience, you’re choosing to save money, time, and potentially… lives.

Safety is at the core of all our projects.

During any crane or rigging job we complete, the safety of our clients, employees, and the public is our top priority. This is why all L&M Crane’s operators have received the safety training required for operating a crane or boom truck in the presence of overhead power lines. Their skill and competency are proven through practical, real-life crane and boom truck operations—meaning they have the job knowledge and experience necessary to complete your project on time and on budget.

Inexperienced crane operators are more likely to make the costly, or even deadly, mistakes you want to avoid in the presence of overhead power lines.

All L&M Crane’s personnel are trained on the proper protocols and procedures to follow during your construction project.

All L&M Crane & Rigging operators have received proper training on the safety protocols and procedures to follow while working near or under overhead power lines.

Safety training includes:

  • Potential power line risks & hazards
  • Procedures and necessary requirements for setting up a crane in the presence of overhead power lines (this includes types & locations of all necessary warning signs, as well as requirements for work zone boundaries, and how to properly assemble/disassemble the crane).
  • What to do in the event of power line contact
  • The limits of insulating links & other devices
  • Proper grounding procedures and restrictions

Avoid dangerous and potentially life-threatening scenarios during your construction project by choosing an operator with proper safety training, extensive job knowledge, and practical, real-life experience working with overhead power lines.

Discover the difference experience makes—contact us today to learn more, or click here to get an estimate!


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